Welcome to Your ESL Class!



For twenty-seven years the task of empowering students with a new language is one that I have always found both challenging and rewarding.  My mission is to ensure that students are successful in reaching their full potential, by creating an environment that meets their basic needs, while encouraging them to take risks that place them in control of their learning.  As an educator, I believe it is crucial for students to be given opportunities that elicit 21st century skills and allow them to grow both personally and academically.  Our joint commitment to their success promotes a sense of satisfaction in their work, as well as mine.


As a mother of three, I am perspicuously aware of how important a quality education is in the lives of children. Therefore, I take the responsibility very seriously. It is as a mother and teacher, equally, that I am invested in the educational outcome of "all" my children.


I am available for extra help Wednesday afternoons from 3-3:30






Beginning September 8, 2020

I will be available for any questions or clarifications, via e mail (lbrignola@northbergen.k12.nj.us), Monday-Friday. Please be aware that students should attend all virtual classes and complete all work in Google Classroom to receive full credit.


Join Grade 3 Google Classroom, code: xmyue7s

Join Grade 6 Google Classroom, code: ukixo3f


If you need a reminder on how to get to Google classroom here's a tutorial   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hlqoJ08J5g&app=


Attend live ESL classes beginning Tuesday, September 8

Grade 3 - 9:40-10:20


Grade 6 - 1:40-2:20

Each day's work will be posted on my Google Classroom


Para Ayuda en espanol con asistencia estudiantil


Our Mission and Vision

North Bergen Pre K-12 ESL/Bilingual Program's Mission Statement 
 The mission for the North Bergen ESL/Bilingual Program is to preserve our students' heritage (linguistically and culturally), while expanding their skills and knowledge in order to achieve full integration individually and socially within the mosaic of a global culture. 
La misión de afirmación para el Programa Bilingüe/ESL de North Bergen es preservar la herencia de nuestros estudiantes (lingüísticamente y culturalmente) mientras expanden sus habilidades y conocimientos con el fin de lograr integración completa, individualmente y socialmente, dentro del mosaico de una cultura global.
North Bergen Pre K-12 ESL/Bilingual Program's Vision  
The North Bergen ESL/Bilingual Program's vision is based on the premise that students are individual and resourceful learners. They will acculturate into a system that validates and promotes their self-worth while expanding their knowledge into an English environment within our global society. 
La visión del Programa Bilingüe/ESL de North Bergen está basada en la premisa de que los estudiantes son individuales y estudiantes con recursos. Ellos van aculturarse en un sistema que valida y promueve su auto-estima mientras expanden sus conocimientos en un entorno de dominio del Inglés dentro de nuestra sociedad global.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou